General Psychology-Industrial-Organizational Psychology (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 3 of 5

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Question number: 1

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Industrial psychologists have found that

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Choice (4) Response
a.

reinforcement of competition increases output

b.

top-down hierarchical leadership styles consistently decrease output

c.

shifting leadership styles on occasion increases output

d.

no single motivational style works well in all industrial situations

Question number: 2

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Employees Kim and Ela, at the same telecommunications company had objective assessments of their sales of complex data products during the first quarter. Ela sold more total installations than Kim. However, one third of Ela’s customers had their service cancelled in less than three months, while none of Kim’s customers cancelled. What are the implications for managers in conducting Kim’s and Ela’s respective performance appraisals?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

They should focus only on the highest number of total sales.

b.

They should include objective ratings by expert panels

c.

They should focus only on the cancellations and disregard the numbers of sales.

d.

They should include subjective ratings by supervisors or a panel of experts.

Question number: 3

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Paul got his first job at Ace Manufacturing and worked there until his retirement. He reports that he was very happy at work for the entire time he was there. According to research cited in your text, which finding is characterized by Paul’s feelings?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

There is evidence that job satisfaction remains relatively stable over time.

b.

First statement applies to Paul’s feelings

c.

Neither of these statements applies to Paul’s feelings.

d.

Both of these statements apply to Paul’s feelings.

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